Written on Mar/05-08 by Alisa
Hong Kong is about walking and talking and doing 100′s of things at the same time. About 50% of the centers of Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula (the “city” areas of Hong Kong) are pure madness the other 50% are western style, very upscale shopping malls. As a visitor both are equally interesting, as they represent two very different but equally important sides of Hong Kong. Here are some images from Sham Shu Po (Kowloon, one of the earliest developed districts and now considered by the government as a center of urban decay in need of “renewal” although we loved it there and could go again and again), Lan Kwai Fong (Hong Kong Island, ex-pat area, becoming primarily touristic but still has some interesting buildings and aspects ) Pacific Place Mall (in the center of Hong Kong Island, good for a bathroom pit-stop at least, not good to go to more than once ) and for good measure the view of Hong Kong Island at night from Kowloon, a great brain rinser at the end of the day, along with a late night ride on the Star Ferry. Sorry the images are out of order, hope to change that but for now please read the labels!